I like to make this as soon as asparagus season roles around ---try not to purchase thick asparagus as it tends to be tough, you may adjust the garlic amount to taste, I have left the chili flakes as optional I like to add them in for heat :)
From Cooking Light, Dec. 2007. This recipe called for tupelo honey or any other medium colored "floral" honey, such as dandelion or orange blossom. In my little town there is honey in the bear bottles, so that's what I used! And this turned out wonderful. Sweet and caramelized! Next time I will add garlic and use even more shallots, they came out so sweet. When you halve the shallots, leave a bit on the blossom end so they stay in wedges; it all cooks up. YUM!
I can't for the life of me remember where this recipe came from but I have been making these for about 30 years now. Everyone absolutely loves them. I nearly always double or triple the recipe because we love them as snacks or in our lunch the next day. Go by the recipe and don't add any extra salt as there is enough in the cheese and crackers. Enjoy!
P.S. 8-7-09 I have been making this for over 30 yrs. and have never had a problem with watery zucchini. Might just be a climate issue.
I am always on the hunt for healthy recipes and new ways to use vegetables that I already like. I never really think of not cooking zucchini but this sounds good. It is the recipe of British TV chef Merrilees Parker and was first published in the August 2005 issue of BBC Good Food Magazine.
Years ago, our family received a jar of these as a house-warming gift when we moved. My five brothers and I made very short work of that jar--we loved 'em! My mother has made several hundred gallons of these over the years. And I still make at least one gallon every summer....and a few times I've even "canned" them (transferred to quart jars or left in the gallon jar) after they've gotten their sun-tan. They keep for MONTHS in the back of the fridge, or for longer if you "can" them. My folks refer to these as "Gramma Smart Pickles" --after the little old lady who lived next door in Eagle, Wisconsin.
The recipe is based on a recipe from the Williams-Sonoma Savoring Spain & Portugal cookbook. It is from the Basque region where mushrooms grow wild in the forest. This recipe is best with porcini, chanterelles and/or morels, but you may use any mushroom you like.
This recipe is all about fresh taste! The sweetness of freshly picked corn is balanced with the zing of lime and cilantro. It's one of our family favorites. You'll also enjoy the easy technique for cooking fresh corn in the microwave.
From the First Coast News website. I had farmer's market eggplants to use and didn't want to go to the store. I just happened to have everything this recipe needed on hand (and usually do) so I tried it. My boyfriend had a late meeting and I told him I'd throw something together so he didn't have to eat fast food. He was pleasantly surprised with this 'thrown together' meal!
Good hot, cold, room temperature. These do not taste like lima beans. They are from my favorite Chinese cookbook, The Key To Chinese Cooking, by Irene Kuo, copyright 1977. I have made nothing from the cookbook that isn't entirely wonderful.
After oven roasting asparagus, green beans, cauliflower I thought WHY NOT BROCCOLI. The result is crispy on the outside, tender on the inside and a great new way for me to enjoy one of my favorite veggies. Hope you like it too. The garlic is smashed and diced to get as much garlic flavor as you can from each clove.